Archive for July, 2008

The Oranda Goldfish

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

The oranda goldfish has been around for over 400 years, and is a fancy goldfish variety with long flowing fins, slow graceful movement, and what looks like a raspberry on its head.


The Lateral Line

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

The lateral line is often thought to be a mysterious, almost magical feature of fish that gives them some sort of “sixth sense”.  The reality isn’t quite so fortean, but is nonetheless interesting.


Controlling Pond Algae

Sunday, July 13th, 2008

Out of control pond algae looks like thick green pea soup, feels like slime, and smells of stagnation.  Not only is it unpleasant, it is harmful to a pond and its inhabitants.  It uses up too much oxygen for goldfish, wildlife and plants to thrive, and may eventually result in their death.


Glass Aquarium vs Acrylic Aquarium

Sunday, July 6th, 2008

The following table sets out the relative merits of glass and acrylic aquariums.